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Fattoria Petrolo Toscana Torrione 2011

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Fattoria Petrolo Toscana Torrione 2011

SKU 15147


Petrolo's "chateau", wine made from the different grapes varietals on the estate. The grapes proportion is the same as the vineyards we have. A perfect example of a balanced, sharp and deep red. A wine that better than others talks of the real identity of our area. Torrione is made mainly from pure Sangiovese grapes, both those that come from historic vines of the 70s and ones more recently planted with high density. The yield per plant is notably restricted (max 2.5 lbs per vine plant), allowing a concentration of all the noble components of the grape, fundamental for the full-bodied character of this wine. The maceration on the skins lasts for 14 days. Afterwards, the malolactic fermentation takes place, partly in French barrels of 225 liters, partly in 40 Hl oak barrels, and partly in cement vats. The wine then is aged in French oak barriques, one third new, for approximately 15 months.
Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Tuscany
Brand Fattoria Petrolo
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Wine SpectatorGrilled herb and sweet spice aromas give way to plum and black cherry flavors in this rich, dense red. Balanced in a youthful way, but needs time for the tannins to resolve. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2016 through 2022. 657 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, April 30, 2014